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INTO notes report on pay inequality and demands immediate talks
Friday, 16 March 18
The INTO today noted the report on pay inequality by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER).

INTO – MIC Structured PhD Scholarship at Mary Immaculate College
Friday, 16 March 18
In 2018, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) celebrates 150 years since its foundation. As part of the commemoration, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is offering a scholarship for a primary teacher to undertake a PhD in Education.

Teachers' Musical Society 2018 Production
Wednesday, 14 March 18
After the success of last year’s production of the dark, dramatic and downright demonic Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the Teachers’ Musical Society (TMS) have decided to go in a completely different direction with The Producers.

An Post/INTO Handwriting Competition 2018
Wednesday, 14 March 18
This year's An Post Handwriting Competition, in association with INTO, celebrates handwriting in an even bigger and better way, with lots of curriculum-based resources and activities to enjoy.

Teacher Fee Refund Scheme
Tuesday, 13 March 18
The Teacher Fee Refund Scheme provides funding towards the cost of professional development courses relevant and of benefit to schools and that are subject to certification/award by an accreditation authority recognised by the DES.

DES Publishes Circular 16/2018 on School Self Evaluation
Monday, 12 March 18
The DES has published circular 16/2018  clarifying how schools should re-engage with SSE.

DES Circular on Health and Safety Management
Monday, 12 March 18
The DES has released Circular 18/2018 Management of Safety & Health, including Fire Safety, in Primary and Post Primary schools.

Joint Teacher Union Session for Safety Representatives - Health and Safety Legislation Briefings
Friday, 9 March 18
The teacher unions (ASTI, INTO, TUI) are co-operating on a pilot project to increase awareness of health and safety legislation, including the role of Safety Representatives, in schools. The next seminar takes place in Sligo on Tuesday, 13 March 2018.

Joint Union Rally on Pay Equality
Wednesday, 7 March 18
A demonstration held by the three teacher unions at the Dáil has called for publication of a report on Pay Inequality, required under the recent Public Service Pay and Pensions Act, to kick start the process of restoring pay equality.

Free Mortgage and Tax Advisory Seminar for INTO Members and their Families
Tuesday, 6 March 18
INTO are delighted to confirm we are running further FREE joint seminars for INTO members and their families over the coming year in Limerick and Dublin.

Applications for SNA – deadline extended
Tuesday, 6 March 18
The NCSE have confirmed that they will now accept applications for SNA allocations until close of business on Wednesday 7th March due to the adverse weather conditions.

Principals’ Seminars for 2017/2018
Monday, 5 March 18
Registration for the remaining 2017/2018 Principals’ Seminars is open for booking.

PDST Online Webinars
Monday, 5 March 18
The PDST have launched two online webinars for DLPS, Deputy DLPs and All School Personnel on the new 2017 Child Protection Procedures.

Notice of Joint Union Rally on Pay Equality
Monday, 5 March 18
The teacher unions ASTI, INTO and TUI have agreed to a joint demonstration at the Dail in advance of the report on pay equality which is mandated under the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017.

Córfhéile na Scoileanna
Monday, 5 March 18
INTO president, John Boyle, will open this year’s Córfhéile na Scoileanna, Áth Cliath tomorrow (Tuesday), 6 March 2018 at 7.30pm.

Schools in Leinster and Munster closed tomorrow and Friday
Wednesday, 28 February 18
The Department of Education & Skills has published a statement re school closures.

Revised Closing Date for Qualification Allowances
Wednesday, 28 February 18
The DES have issued a final closing date of 31 October 2018 for claiming any outstanding Qualification Allowances

INTO 150 Charity Cycle
Friday, 23 February 18
As part of INTO 150 celebrations an INTO members 150km cycle for charity will take place on 21 April 2018 in west Cork and raise funds for Focus Ireland.

Report on Challenges Facing Island Schools
Wednesday, 28 February 18
The Joint Committee on Education and Skills launched their ‘Report on Challenges Facing Island Schools’ today. INTO president, John Boyle, addressed the committee at the launch and welcomed most of the report’s recommendations, especially the recommendation that the allowance for teachers in island schools be reinstated.

Influenza Rates Rise
Thursday, 22 February 18
The HSE has advised that despite rates of influenza dropping recently, they have risen again this week. This is particularly evident in the 5-14 year age group.

Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership - open for applications
Thursday, 22 February 18
A Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership has been developed by UL, UCD, NUIG and WIT, with support from the DES and Centre for School Leadership (CSL).

NCSE Application Forms 2018/19
Thursday, 22 February 18
The NCSE has published Guidelines and Application Forms for Primary and Post Primary Schools for the 2018/19 school year.

Don’t forget this Friday’s staffing deadline!
Wednesday, 21 February 18
Just a reminder that this Friday, 23 February 2018 is the key date in relation to staffing.

Contracts of Indefinite Duration - FAQs
Tuesday, 20 February 18
An FAQ for teachers and schools in relation to claiming CIDs has issued from the Department of Education and Skills.

Facebook Live - Child Protection Procedures
Monday, 19 February 18
A Facebook Live discussion for all members will take place this Wednesday, the 21st February @3.15pm. Our Facebook discussion will assist teachers in their implementation of the new procedures and will also provide suggestions for use of the two half days closures/one day closure.

INTO Seeks Applications for Two Paid Intern Positions in INTO Head Office
Friday, 16 February 18
The INTO invites applications for two positions as paid interns for the school year 2018/2019. Persons appointed will be located for work purposes in INTO Head Office (35 Parnell Square, Dublin 1).

DES Confirms that Schools May Combine Both CPD Half-Days into One Full-Day School Closure
Thursday, 15 February 18
The DES has published further updates on the revised Child Protection Procedures and has responded to INTO’s request for greater flexibility for schools by confirming that schools may decide locally to combine both half-days CPD school closures into one full-day school closure, to be taken during the current school-year.

Draft Primary Maths Curriculum - Junior Infants to Second Class
Tuesday, 13 February 18
The NCCA has published a draft primary mathematics curriculum, junior infants to second class, for consultation.